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DanWatch report on social & environmental impacts of Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia

In May 2010 DanWatch issued a report on the alleged negative social & environmental impacts of the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia, which supplies coal to DONG Energy and Vattenfall:

DONG Energy provided a response to the Danish Ministry of Finance

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the other companies mentioned in the report to respond.  Here are the responses we received:

- Cerrejon Coal & CMC response, 6 Jul 2010

- Respuesta de Carbones del Cerrejón y CMC, 6 julio 2010 (en español)

- Vattenfall response, 6 Jul 2010

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On 22 July, we received a "rectification" letter from Armando Pérez Araújo, community lawyer in the Tabaco case.  You can read the letter here.  [The translation into English was made by Cerrejón]

El 22 de julio, recibimos una carta de "rectificación” por parte de Armando Pérez Araújo, abogado de la comunidad en el caso Tabaco. Puede leer la carta acá.

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7 July 2010

DanWatch report on social & environmental impacts of Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia

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In May 2010 DanWatch issued a report on the alleged negative social & environmental impacts of the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia, which supplies coal to DONG Energy and Vattenfall: The Curse of Coal...DONG Energy provided a response to...

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Company response
7 July 2010

Response by Vattenfall: Report alleges Cerrejón coal mine, which supplies DONG Energy and Vattenfall, causes diseases, pollution, and poverty.

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Company response
6 July 2010

Response by Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata): Report alleges Cerrejón coal mine, which supplies DONG Energy and Vattenfall, causes diseases, pollution, and poverty.

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